The number of people signing on the Live Register in June is at the lowest level since February 2008, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

The CSO said that on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 1,200 in June. This brings the seasonally adjusted total to 190,100. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Live Register showed a monthly decrease of 0.4% in the number of men signing on, while the number of women fell by 0.9%. 

The CSO also said that in the year to June, the number of people under the age of 25 on the Live Register fell by 15.3%. 

It noted that annual decreases in youth joblessness have occurred every months since July 2010. 

The percentage of people under the age of 25 on the Live Register stood at 10.9% in June, down from 11.2% in June 2018 and 11.8% in June 2017. 

Figures from the Central Statistics Office earlier this week showed that the unemployment rate held steady at a near 14-year low of 4.5% in June.

That means the economy has exceeded the threshold for what is commonly referred to as full employment -  a 5% unemployment rate.

The Live Register is not designed to measure unemployment as it includes part-time workers - those who work up to three days a week - as well as seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseeker's Benefit (JB) or Jobseeker's Allowance (JA).